Focus: Infection Control

Legionella found in Montana healthcare facility water supply

October 2, 2017

The bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease was recently discovered in the water supply at Missoula’s St. Patrick Hospital, according to an article on the KVGO website.

The hospital said in a statement that it is taking immediate steps to ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers.

According to the statement, water treatment is occurring at the hospital, and water filters will be used at point-of-use to minimize risks to patients. 

The hospital is working with the CDC, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, and the Missoula City County Health Department.

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